Obituary: Fred D. Herthel

November 2. 1939 – October 3, 2020

Fred D. Herthel passed on October 3, 2020, in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born on November 2, 1939, in Bedford, Indiana to Verner and Helen
(Williams) Herthel. He was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1958. During this time, he excelled in football and track. Fred was a real estate investor most of his life. He started his business endeavors by purchasing and selling Herthel Beauty & Barber Supply Co. in Bloomington, which he owned and operated for 10 years. He saved the Stone City Mall from
being demolished. Thereafter, he revitalized the mall and operated it for many years, before selling it to Lowe’s. He then went on to build the Stone City Plaza in Bedford. Fred was an avid antique car and motorcycle collector and enjoyed attending car auctions and shows. He was a member of the Cruisin’ Classic Car Club.

Fred married the love of his life, Linda (Cowden) Herthel on December 22, 1974 and she survives. They served their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Fred is also survived by his daughter, Debra Woods, and son-in-law, Jack; two daughters-in-law, Debra Herthel and Laura Herthel; a stepdaughter, Angela Branam and husband, Bobby; a stepson, JD Cowden and wife, Amy; and a
stepson, Wesley Cowden and his fiancée, Jana Banks.

Fred is also survived by his grandchildren, Bretta Skinner, Kara Herthel, Kristen Herthel, Skylar Cowden, Caleb Cowden, and Justin Kemp and wife, Shirley.

He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Emma Cowden, Jayden Kemp, Katy Kemp, Francesca Orozco, and Domenico Orozco.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Bob Herthel, two sons, Chris Herthel and Nick Herthel, and a grandson, Jacob Cowden.

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life, which will be held November 1, 2020 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Mixing Bowl in the
Stone City Plaza. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the White River Humane Society.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.